F/STOP Photography

F/STOP is a free photography program aimed at Mariposa residents 55 years of age and older. This program consists of a series of free, 5-week digital photography workshops focused on the artistic elements of photography and is designed to promote creativity, self-expression, and increase comfort with digital technology.


Following safety guidelines, we were thrilled to announce the return of F/STOP Photography this spring with workshops for Mariposa County residence 55 years and older running April – June, including two levels of learning: Standard and Advanced.

This year, participants studied the work of Imogen Cunningham, a contemporary of Ansel Adams who created much of her work at home, and created original images of objects, humans, pets, and activities that brought them comfort during the lockdown. Work from 20201 F/STOP participants will soon be exhibited to the public. Stay tuned!

Dogwoods: Image by F/STOP Participant Linda Ward

If you are interested in participating in F/STOP next season or have questions regarding these workshops please contact Daisy at phillips@mariposaartscouncil.org.


About F/STOP

F/STOP is a free photography program aimed at Mariposa residents 55 years of age and older. This program consists of a series of free, 5-week digital photography workshops focused on the artistic elements of photography and is designed to promote creativity, self-expression, and increase comfort with digital technology.

Generous support for this program comes from the California Arts Council’s Local Impact program and Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency.

The Local Impact (LI) program provides support for community-driven arts project for small and mid-sized arts organizations. This program fosters equity, access and opportunity for historically marginalized communities by cultivating community participation in art making, learning and exposure.


2019 Program:

During summer 2019, our Treetop Gallery held an exhibition featuring final projects from 2018/2019 F/STOP participants. This season’s F/STOP curriculum was inspired by the work of Ansel Adams and his use of photography to advocate for the causes he felt were important. In the spirit of Adams, participants utilized artistic techniques to effectively advocate for their vision of green spaces throughout Mariposa County through their photographic and poetic work.  

Many participants focused their work on the Mariposa Creek Parkway, a pedestrian pathway that will run the length of the town of Mariposa along the Mariposa Creek. Images from this exhibition will be submitted to the County as part of the public input component of this project. Other participants selected a personal advocacy topic, including themes of preservation, accessibility, and companionship. 


Past F/STOP Programs

2016 – 2017

2015-2016